10 November 2023

Dr Joe turns first sod for Humula Public School's new multipurpose space

| Jarryd Rowley
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Dr Joe McGirr and students of Humula Public School with shovels

Dr Joe McGirr was invited to Humula Public School to turn the first sod as part of the construction of its new multipurpose facility. Photo: Supplied.

Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr celebrated the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose space at Humula Public School on Wednesday by joining teachers and parents to turn the first sod.

As an extension of the school’s administration building, the completed project will provide students and teachers with a large open space suitable for many uses, including as a library space, additional teaching spaces, and a sports and performance space.

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The project, co-funded under the NSW Government’s Regional Renewal Program, has been designed to cater to a wide range of activities for both the school and the wider community.

Demolition works have begun, and a reinforced concrete slab will be poured for the new structure next week.

The project is anticipated to be ready for students and teachers early next year.

Dr Joe McGirr and Humula Public School principal Andrew McCabe

Construction of the new multipurpose facility has Humula Primary School principal Andrew McCabe and Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr excited for the opportunities that will be presented to students and the community. Photo: Supplied.

Dr McGirr said the new multipurpose space at Humula Public School was designed to accommodate both the academic and creative pursuits of the community’s students and provide teachers with a wonderful learning environment to support the region’s kids.

“Our schools are the hearts of our communities and especially so in regional NSW, where so often our school grounds are a meeting place,” he said.

“I look forward to the space becoming a bustling hub of activity that will benefit the school as well as the Humula community.

“I know this new multipurpose space will be a valuable asset for the school community, and I am excited to see progress on the project over the coming months.”

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Humula Public School principal Andrew McCabe said he was delighted to welcome the start of construction of the new facility.

“This building forms part of our master plan to create learning environments that enhance the educational journey for our students.

“This space will serve as a shared facility, accommodating a community library, before and after school care programs, whilst remaining flexible enough to meet the evolving needs of the community.”

Construction of the new multipurpose facility is due to finish in early 2024.

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